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Base Instinct
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2019

Base Instinct

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858

Kevin Kierce leads the base down the hill during the Top Flite formation skydiving event at Skydive Perris in California.

Author: Randy Forbes
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Missing Justin
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2019

Missing Justin

Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251

Jumpers at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, fly a missing-man formation in honor of Justin Lowell Goff, who passed away April 21.

Author: Elliot Byrd
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Raising Awareness
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2019

Raising Awareness

Photo by Lee Cipriani-Nisley | D-32598

At Skydive the Gulf in Elberta, Alabama, Leigh Miller makes a tandem jump with DZO Luke Church to raise awareness of sexual assault survivors.

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Raising Awareness
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2019

Raising Awareness

Photo by Lee Cipriani-Nisley | D-32598

At Skydive the Gulf in Elberta, Alabama, Leigh Miller makes a tandem jump with DZO Luke Church to raise awareness of sexual assault survivors.

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Ups and Downs
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2019

Ups and Downs

Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251

At Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, (clockwise from left) organizer Ashley Goldstein, Silas Davis, Ty Swansboro and Courtney McCarthy make a freefly jump.

Author: Elliot Byrd
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Perfect Alignment
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2019

Perfect Alignment

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Michael Sean Washburn and Reza Moradi of the Skytrash wingsuit team make a jump at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Prison Break
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2019

Prison Break

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Actor Wade Williams, best known for his role as prison guard Brad Bellick on the TV series “Prison Break,” makes a tandem skydive with instructor Ryan Clough and jumpers Ryan Mari and Eric Salas at the Fitz Boogie in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

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Desert Sunset
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2019

Desert Sunset

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Canopy pilot Junior Ludvik and wingsuit pilot Calin Dobos fly together at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Jump Like a Pharaoh
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2109

Jump Like a Pharaoh

Photo by Gary Wainwright | USPA #137455

Milko Hodgkinson organizes a pyramid-shaped formation over the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

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Desert Birds
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2019

Desert Birds

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Johann Kruger, Rashid Abdullah and Darren Burke fly their wingsuits at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Best Friends
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2019

Best Friends

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Gian Franco Malinconi Reyes kneels down to greet his loyal companion, Frankie, in the landing area after a jump.

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Flagging Down a Record
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2019

Flagging Down a Record

Photo by Sergey Ignatov | D-35570

On December 30, three Kuwaiti Army officers and USPA members, Salem Almail, Nasser Alsabah and Fahad Alyaqoub, set the Guinness World Record for Largest Flag Flown in Freefall with a 63-square-meter (approximately 678-square-foot) flag at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Qatar in Al Khor, United Arab Emirates.

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Warm Up
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | February 2019

Warm Up

Photo by Cornelius van der Walt | D-34613

Bradley Meyer prepares to make a hot-air balloon jump over Skydive Arizona in Eloy just before the DZ’s annual Christmas Boogie.

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Retirement Party
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | January 2019

Retirement Party

Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

After deciding to retire from the sport, Andy Tuman (blue jumpsuit, purple grippers) makes his farewell skydive with friends at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, New York.

Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

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O Yeah!
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2018

O Yeah!

Photo by Craig O'Brien | D-19294

At the Big O Boogie at Skydive Orange in Virginia, (from left) Nancy Koreen, Zachary Hoffman and Grayson Hoffman enjoy a head-down skydive.

Photo by Craig O'Brien | D-19294

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Return To the Sky
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | October 2018

Return To the Sky

Photo by Darren Johnson | D-23069

Canopy formation skydivers (from top) Mike Roy, Mark McManamay and Dale Maddox release the ashes of longtime Skydive Tecumseh staff member, instructor and pilot Harold “Buster” Walenski over Honey Acres Airport in Clinton, Michigan.

Darren Johnson | D-23069

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A Lofty Proposal
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2018

A Lofty Proposal

Photo by Dalton Carvalho | D-25058

While making a tandem skydive with instructor Iain Guthrie at Pepperell Skydiving Center in Massachusetts, Greicy Hoepers accepts a marriage proposal from Eliseu Matos, B-34200.

Dalton Carvalho | D-25058

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Tribute
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2018

Tribute

By Zach Lewis

At Skydive Spaceland–Dallas in Whitewright, Texas, Debbie Bohannon, the wife of the late Richard “Bo” Bohannon, releases his ashes during a tandem skydive with instructor Ernie Long and friends (from left) Dave Eisele, Gary Haas and Scott Kucel.

Zach Lewis | D-21616

Author: Zach Lewis
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Star Power
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2018

Star Power

By Alan Levy

Following the annual TeXXas 20-Ways event at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas, 20 talented women from around the state completed this 20-way Texas star on their second try, impressing the female air traffic controller on duty in the process.

Photo by Alan Levy | D-18332

Author: Alan Levy
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Line Up
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2018

Line Up

By David Cherry

Jumpers fly head down during the Sun Path Sequentials freefly event at Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.

Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

Author: David Cherry
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Hop And Popping The Question
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | July 2018

Hop And Popping The Question

Photo by August Haeuser

Photo by August Haeuser | D-32152

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Nailing The Record
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | July 2018

Nailing The Record

Photo by Steve Shorten

Photo By Steve Shorten | D-27932

Jumpers Paul Cochran, Art Cross, Tim Guy, Daryl Harmon, Mike McCormick, Jim Nelson, Dana Parker, Dick Pigg, Bob Summers, Jim Trimby and Ed Zell set the 11-way Indiana Skydivers Over Sixty Record for Largest Formation Skydive over Frankfort, Indiana.

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Ready For Spring
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2018

Ready For Spring

Photo By Ellen Morris | D-26655

Neither wind nor the threat of a late-season snow storm could dissuade DZO Ole Thompson (second from right) and other intrepid jumpers from Vermont Skydiving Adventures in Addison from attending Safety Day, which the DZ traditionally holds in April rather than March due to the climate. 

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Fly By Night
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2018

Fly By Night

Photo By Raymond Adams | D-30158

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Kyle Stubbs swoops in for landing during the Fitz Boogie, an annual St. Patrick’s Day event in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

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Oh My!
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2018

Oh My!

By Karen Lewis Dalton

Oh My! | Photo by Karen Lewis Dalton | D-24575

At Skydive Perris in California, the drop zone’s organizers, a few world champions and some friends build two formations to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Chinese company My. The team built the formations on the first attempt and then built them again on the second attempt for good measure. 

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Sweet 16
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2018

Sweet 16

By Zach Lewis

Sweet 16 | Photo by Zach Lewis | D-21616

At Skydive Arizona in Eloy, 16-way formation skydiving team Dallas Disturbance attends a training camp in anticipation of the upcoming skydiving season. 

Author: Zach Lewis
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Ready For Spring
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2018

Ready For Spring

Photo By Ellen Morris

Photo By Ellen Morris | D-26655

Neither wind nor the threat of a late-season snow storm could dissuade DZO Ole Thompson (second from right) and other intrepid jumpers from Vermont Skydiving Adventures in Addison from attending Safety Day, which the DZ traditionally holds in April rather than March due to the climate. 

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Beautiful Day
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2018

Beautiful Day

by Timothy Parrant

Beautiful Day | Photo by Timothy Parrant | D-34622

Matej Sakej lands his NZ Aerosports Petra 72 during a sunny winter day at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain.

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Over-Under
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2018

Over-Under

by Weston Whittaker

Jesse Weyher and Keith Creedy perform over-unders during a tracking dive at GoJump Oceanside in California. 

Photo by Weston Whittaker | C-43600

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Game of Jones
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2018

Game of Jones

Photo by Terry Schumacher | D-22794

Photo by Terry Schumacher | D-22794

During a 10-way speed formation skydiving competition at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, team Games of Jones—featuring patriarch Bill Jones and five other members of his family—build a point.

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